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 AWA Green Empire State Radiolette on eBay.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:05:15 PM on 25 February 2015.
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€Green AWA Radiolette.Case highly polished.” Starting bid is $12,500.00 AUD.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AWA-Green-Empire-State-Radiolette-/131437971558.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:09:52 PM on 25 February 2015.
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"Radio not transmitting"

Bit of a hide asking $12.5K for a 'non-transmitter'. Smile


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:02:02 PM on 25 February 2015.
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Yeah it's a bit rich to ask $12.5K for a non worker. :/

I just had a look at the pictures of the chassis & it says "British Made" just above the ARTS label.

Also noticed that the dial has a hole burnt through it where the dial lamp is & the knobs are missing & the back cover has a piece broken off.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 5:03:17 PM on 25 February 2015.
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Since when was AWA made in britain.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:10:08 PM on 25 February 2015.
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Take a look at this these look ok 2 MAGNIFICENT VINTAGE DECO ASTOR MICKEYS ANTIQUE BAKELITE VALVE RADIOS on ebay


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 5:34:30 PM on 25 February 2015.
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"British Made" on AWA radios were export jobs. Don't forget that Australia was once a part of the great and powerful British Empire. Such radios were still made at the equally mighty Radio-Electric Works in Ashfield, NSW.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 6:04:16 PM on 25 February 2015.
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Most likely sold in New Zealand, I have a Radiolette that I bought from N.Z. and it has the same "British Made" transfer.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 6:28:40 PM on 25 February 2015.
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I should add that this year a lot of radios have been posted on Ebay with rather high starting prices. Such items have usually been passed in due to the inability of bidders to start low and experience the adrenaline rush of working towards a winning bid.

Noting, in this case, that the radio isn't working correctly and the dings on one side if the cabinet, in my view $12,000.00+ probably won't be realised. There would be fierce bidding toward the end of the auction if the radio came with a one dollar starting price. There's people out there that under the right circumstances would do all they could to own such a radio.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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